Spring brings light, upbeat fare for the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus, which offers its spring concert on Saturday (April 2).
It will be a trip down memory lane for some, and an introduction to ground-breaking pop music from the last century for younger folks. Both the orchestra and chorus are doing songs by the Beatles, including “Yesterday,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “Can’t Buy Me Love.”
The orchestra will also perform a medley from the Broadway musical Les Misérables and — aptly enough in this political season — the “Presidential Polonaise” by John Philip Sousa, the composer better known for his marches.
The choir will sing a lyrical piece entitled “Rise Up My Love, My Fair One,” set to poetry from “The Song of Solomon.” The ensembles will also team up on one Beatles medley.
The spring concert for the two ensembles — their season finale — is at the Omak Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students and free for children under 12.